Love it or hate it, the latest installment of Transformers has already set box office records for 2011. In its first full day of release, Transformers: Dark of the Moon has already brought in $37.315 million in box office sales, beating Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, as the biggest single day grosser for the year. Worldwide, the movie has already amassed a whopping $79.4 million, and considering this is a major holiday weekend for the United States (Independence Day) and Canada (Canada Day), expect the ticket sales to continue to climb.
Compared to Transformers 2: Electric Boogaloo, the third installment of the Transformers movie franchise is down 40%. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (for those of you who don’t like us constantly using the Electric Boogaloo joke) brought in $62 million in 2009. Several factors may be contributing to this, including the massive 3-D push the movie industry continues to ram down our throats, and the lack of Megan Fox, who was booted from the franchise, after her Michael Bay is like Hitler on set comment.
The 2011 Summer Movie season hasn’t been kind to big releases, as movies like Cars 2 and Green Lantern have received horrible reviews from the critics, and lukewarm receptions from fans, Transformers: Dark of the Moon currently has a 36% Freshness Rating at Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but a 90% positive rating from those who sat through the Michael Bay explosion fest.
Don’t forget, Major Spoilers does have a Transformers: Dark of the Moon Talk Back for those of you who have seen the movie.